The Long Term Effects Of Divorce On Children

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Divorce is a topic that is important to me because my friends and I have divorced or separated parents. My parents’ divorced when my sister and I were three and five years old. All I remember form my parents’ marriage was constant arguments. When I was five, I told my mom that I would rather her and my dad not be together if they’re going to yell at each other. My dad remarried in 2009 to my stepmom, then after five years of marriage they divorced. Unfortunately, divorce touches two in every five children in the US. The three concepts that can be applied to divorce are poverty, adult attachment and age at which the divorce occurred.
In the Long Term Effects of Divorce on Children, prepared by D. Wayne Matthews, a Human Development Specialist, there are numerous long-term effects on children. Gender is a risk factor of divorce. Mothers are often awarded care of their children. Boys are less likely to adjust to divorce because the male figure in their life is gone. Another risk factor is the socioeconomic status. When a divorce
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The disengagement is more prominent when the non-custodial parent has daughters. According to the movie, Reject, when parents their own children, children begin to feel unwanted. In the media story, one of the long-term effects of divorce is the fear of betrayal, abandonment, loss and rejection. This fear may appear in a relationship where one partner may have an avoidant attachment. Another long-term effect of divorce is the fear of commitment and intimacy. Despite a secure attachment it can still be hard for children with divorced parents to commit to a relationship. Both long-term effects are accurate. Children with divorced parents are likely to also get divorced themselves. Unfortuantely, divorce is a never ending

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